“For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.” ~ 2 Corinthians 4:6
Glory. The first recorded act of God was speaking creation into being with a great and glorious light. His glory shines so bright that one cannot look upon his face and live. Moses only saw his back. Elijah stood in a cave as God ripped apart a mountain, only to reveal himself in a gentle whisper.
Then Jesus came. The great light of the world. The King of Glory. We can meet him face to face. And through his death and resurrection we can boldly approach the throne as daughters and sons of the king.
Because of Jesus, we have access to the glory of God, as much as he has revealed this side of heaven. The main way this happens is through worship.
I love the way Dan DeHaan expressed this idea in Intercepted by Christ: “It is that glory, when worshipped, which becomes our glory. ‘Christ in you, the hope of glory.’ (Colossians 1:27).”
Make worship of God a regular part of your life. Worship God in community. Worship God individually. In doing so, you will literally become a vessel of God’s glory, carrying him around with you wherever you go. That phrase, “Christ within, the hope of glory” is a marvelous truth – as believers we have Christ in us! But it’s also a great responsibility, as he has entrusted us to be the image bearers of the glory of God to all we come in contact with.
We can literally know the glory of God through spending time in worship and adoration. Why in the world would we not want to do so on a regular basis?